Astronomy Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Astronomy Acronyms

  • C&T — Communications & Tracking
  • CADH — Communications And Data Handling
  • CARA — Center For Astrophysical Research In Antarctica
  • CASCA — Canadian Astronomical Society
  • CASSINI — Saturn Orbiter And Titan Probe
  • CATS — Cheap Access To Space
  • CBR — Cosmic Background Radiation
  • CCAFS — Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
  • CCD — Charge-Coupled Device
  • CCDS — Centers For The Commercial Development of Space
  • CCRS — Canada Centre For Remote Sensing
  • CCSDS — Consultative Committee For Space Data Systems
  • CD-ROM — Compact Disk Read-Only Memory
  • CDA — Command And Data Acquisition
  • CDDT — Countdown Demonstration Test
  • CDM — Cold Dark Matter
  • CDS — Command And Data Subsystem
  • CEA — Center For EUV Astrophysics
  • CELSS — Controlled Ecological Life Support System
  • CERES — Clouds And Earth’s Radiant Energy System
  • CETA — Crew And Equipment Translation Aid
  • CFA — Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics
  • CFC — ChloroFluoroCarbon
  • CFF — Columbus Free Flyer
  • CFHT — Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
  • CFPA — Center For Particle Astrophysics (Berkeley)
  • CFRP — Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic
  • CG — Center of Gravity
  • CGF — Crystal Growth Furnace
  • CGRO — Compton Gamma Ray Observatory
  • CHARA — Center For High Angular Resolution Astronomy
  • CIRRIS — Cryogenic InfraRed Radiance Instrument For Shuttle
  • CIS — Commonwealth of Independent States
  • CIT — Circumstellar Imaging Telescope
  • CITA — Canadian Institute For Theoretical Astrophysics
  • CITE — Cargo Integration Test Equipment
  • CLAES — Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer
  • CM — Command Module
  • CM — Center of Mass
  • CM — Central Meridian
  • CMB — Cosmic Microwave Background
  • CMBR — Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
  • CMCC — Central Mission Control Centre
  • CNES — Centre National D’Etude Spatiales
  • CNO — Carbon-Nitrogen-Oxygen
  • CNSR — Comet Nucleus Sample Return
  • COBE — COsmic Background Explorer
  • COMPTEL — COMPton TELescope
  • COMSAT — Communications Satellite (Corporation)
  • COSTAR — Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement
  • CPCG — Commercial Protein Crystal Growth
  • CR — Correlation Radiometer
  • CRAF — Comet Rendezvous/Asteroid Flyby
  • CREAM — Cosmic Radiation Effects And Activatiom Monitor
  • CRIM — Commercial Refrigerator Incubator Module
  • CRISTA — Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometer Telescope For Atmosphere
  • CRL — Communication Research Lab
  • CRRES — Combined Release/Radiation Effects Satellite
  • CSA — Canadian Space Agency
  • CSIRO — Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organization
  • CSM — Command And Service Module
  • CSTC — Consolidated Satellite Test Center
  • CTIO — Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory
  • CV — Cataclysmic Variable
  • CXBR — Cosmic X-ray Background Radiation
  • CYSB — Cape York Space Base
  • CYSF — Cape York Space Facility
  • CYSP — Cape York Space Port
  • CZCS — Coastal Zone Color Scanner
  • DAC — Delayed Action Command
  • DACS — DATA Acquisition And Control Subsystem
  • DAO — Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
  • DARA — Deutsche Agentur Fuer Raumfahrtangelegenheiten
  • DARPA — Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • DC — Delta Clipper
  • DCA — Defense Communications Agency
  • DCCS — Dynamic Cell Culture System
  • DCX — Delta Clipper EXperimental
  • DDCU — DC-to-DC Converter Unit
  • DDTE — Design
  • DEC — Declination
  • DESAT — Desaturation
  • DFRC — Dryden Flight Research Center
  • DFRF — Dryden Flight Research Facility
  • DIRBE — Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment
  • DLR — Deutsche Forschungsanstalt Fuer Luft- Und Raumfahrt
  • DM — Dark Matter
  • DMR — Differential Microwave Radiometer
  • DMSP — Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
  • DOD — Department of Defense
  • DOE — Department of Energy
  • DOE — Department of Education
  • DOE — Department of The Environment
  • DOMSAT — Domestic Satellite
  • DOR — Differenced One-way Range
  • DOT — Department of Transportation
  • DPM — Drop Physics Module
  • DPSS — DATA Processing Services Subsystem
  • DRAO — Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory
  • DRSS — DATA Relay Satellite System

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